Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations, Taher el-Sonni urged on Saturday the EU and US to impose sanctions on Kremlin mercenaries, after members of the Wagner Group compelled their means into El-Sharara oilfield to halt oil exports, in keeping with Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC).
In a twitter submit on Saturday, the Libyan Ambassador slammed Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar mercenaries, together with different teams, together with Russia’s Wagner group and the Sudanese Janjaweed militia, for violating worldwide resolutions.
“It is time for America and Europe to impose direct sanctions on these [groups] and freeze their assets and those who finance them, as any terrorist organisation,” el-Sonni mentioned earlier than including that such penalties have been imposed even to “less dangerous individuals”.
Since @UN Sec council didn’t sanction people/mercenaries as Wagner/Hafter & others,who violate all resol., US/EU shd take such actions & freez belongings as any terrorist org. & maintain who finance them accountable,we witnessed swift actions earlier than on others with much less risk https://t.co/b6zHdoCCtH
— Taher EL-Sonni طاهر السني (@TaherSonni) June 27, 2020
Similarly, Fathi Bashagha, Libya’s Interior Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) mentioned that the Russian presence in oil installations in Libya poses a risk to nationwide, regional and worldwide safety, and undermines the pursuits of US and EU firms associated to the oil sector in Libya, “which will be held hostage to an unprecedented Russian invasion”.
“We call on the European Union to include the Russian Wagner Company in the sanctions regulations and the sponsors of terrorism for the atrocities and crimes they have committed against humanity in Libya,” Bashagha added.